This latest Daniel Talbott play continues his streak of showing male nudity. Thanks Daniel. However, this play does not stand out and I felt like I’ve seen a play similar to this before. Nothing ground breaking. Using Brian Miskell’s weakling character (Leadem) as the anchor I think was a wrong choice. It wasn’t able to bring a wider range of pathos throughout the play especially the whole play was set in an outpost in a desert. It kind of dragged most of the time and I could see the end coming halfway through the play.
Although the cast was excellent, Seth Numrich stood out as the cocky soldier and Jelena Stupljanin as the Serbian woman. Kathryn Erbe has a very minor role in this play I’m amazed she took this part. Talbott’s use of technical elements are always excellent, from the set design (the whole theater has sand in it) to sound and ligthning.
Only Chris Stack, Dr. Michael Mccain of One Life to Live. showed nudity here. He is unrecognizable here as he has gained some pounds and of course he has to appear filthy. He wandered to the outpost and to show he is unarmed, he has to drop his trou. His ass is smooth and big and from the back, we can see his balls are very hairy. When he turned to face the audience , it was so quick but from what I can see his pubes are very thick and curly, and I agree with some of the comments, it looked uncut. And we get to see plenty of his hairy armpit as well.
Too bad Seth Numrich does not have any nudity. However, half of the play, he is shirtless, and now that he has bulked up a little bit, he is more of hunk now than a twink. Very nice body indeed. Yummy.
NUDITY RATING: 4
Afghanistan, Zimbabwe, America, Kuwait
Daniel Talbott’s new play explores the inhumanity of war and the ways we seek connection in order to survive.
In the not so distant future, two American soldiers wait at a worn-down outpost in the desert. Hot and bright. Hallucinatory hot. The world has been ravaged by war, its natural resources stripped, and it is no longer clear if there is an enemy left to fight or anything left to fight for. They wait. For orders, provisions, a sign of life. For rescue. Even for death.
Performances from 21 May 2015
Opening: 09 Jun 2015
Closing: 27 Jun 2015
Tuesday at 7PM
Thursday – Sunday at 7PM
No perfs: May 26, 29 & 31; June 13
Exceptions: perfs on May 25 & 27 at 7PM; May 24 curtain at 7:30PM; June 7 curtain at 5PM
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